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happens which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense from td ameritrade. >> obama: i've been keeping my own naughty and nice list for washington. so you should keep your eye on who gets some correct this year. there are going to be some members of congress who get 'em and on don't. >> jennifer: that was president obama at the connect toy factory factory. he was warning congress they might end up on the naughty list. and he asked republicans to extend the bush era tax cuts for those making less than $250,000, but not for those making more. echoing the holiday theme with this grinch like association. >> let's not kid ourselves. i'm not trying to make this more difficult. >> jennifer: stalemate. didn't we just start talking? oh wait, he's just posturing right? to sort out the latest tough talk from the posture is michelle bernard founder of the bernard center center for women public policy. welcome back inside "the war room," michelle. >> thank you. >> jennifer: so, how serious is the stalemate that speaker boehner announceed today? >> i was listening to that sound bite a secon
of time. smith has been asked to chair the science committee. i charge you and beg you to get him to watch your movie. i age that appointment would disturb you. >> in fact, we have distributed copies of this film to every member of the senate and the house. of course we have no idea if it's been watched by any of the members of congress but i really hope that they will. the thing that really killed me, and just overwhelms me sometimes is the knowledge that we here in america, in our current time and place, we have all the knowledge. we are the leaders internationally in observing these place from the ground, and observing how climate change is changing the world from ocean bowies to research slips to lied on the ground, it's just that they've been trying to ignore the tangible information and evidence that the best minds of our time are accumulateing and amassing. it grieves me to think that somebody in such an influential leadership position has been so eagerly and aggressively denying what has been a clear and obvious charge to our society and the rest of the world. >> jennifer: i cannot
vehicles is seth fletcher, an editor with popular science magazine, the author of bottled lightning superbatteries, electric cars and the new lithium economy. he's joining us via skype from brooklyn new york. thanks for joining us in "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. can you just in very basic terms explain why electric cars are so expensive? >> as you've said, the main reason is because of the cost of the battery. these are huge, incredibly complicated versions of the lithium ion batteries we have in our cell phones and laptops. but the real problem is there's no fundamental reason the batteries can't get a lot cheaper. the very first battery was hand built. now they're built in small batches. here, you arrive at this dilemma, the more people buy electric cars, the cheaper they'll get. the cheaper they get the more people will buy them but how do you get started? so you know, as you noted in the first segment the obama administration has put a lot of resources into getting getting this
of good economic science out today like consumer confidence is up, the housing market is recovering,. >> exactly. >> jennifer: and u.s. corporate profits are at the highest they have been in u.s. history for the third quarter. in u.s. history. >> yes. yes. >> jennifer: all right, so where are the jobs? if the profits are the highest they have been in u.s. history where are the jobs? >> unfortunately, part of the reason that the profits are high, part of it, is that with demand coming back slowly, companies have been able to meet the demand, increase the production with not a lot of additional employment. or with a lot of temporary employment. [speaking at the same time] >> or employment that isn't that expensive to pay for. so basically, they can make profits because they are selling, their prices of what production, their cost of production are not rising as rapidly and therefore they have profits. >> jennifer: so what is going to happen to cause them to reinvest? >> well, i think what we are seeing now is as t
things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. do you share the sense of outrage that they're doing this, this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me why that is. i think the mob learned from wall st., not vice versa. >> as we reported, hostess went bankrupt after it was unable to resolve a labor dispute with unionized workers. the bakers union is fighting to make sure its voice is heard in the bankruptcy proceedings. it wants to make sure its members get what they're owed in pension payments and other promised benefits. the union has asked the judge overseeing the bankruptcy to appoint a member of the union to a group of trustees managing the winding down of the company. as it stands how to, no union members sit on the company's board and in fact, take a look at this. look at that! kind of looks like the new chairman of the gop house committee, doesn't it? the hostess board is en
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